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The Terminator 1984
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  • James Cameron
  • October 26, 1984
  • 108 mins
  • English
  • Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Your future is in his hands.
In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

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Oh, how gloriously 80s. The special effects, the dramatic sex scene, the annoying calling of each others names. Although I love the 80s look, I can't help but miss how far technology has come. I enjoyed the story and how it was set up through the dialogue with Kyle Reese rather than shown in shoddy effects beforehand. And Arnie can do no wrong however, I preferred him chasing after a Turbo Man.

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I don't get why Kyle and Terminator took off the stock of their guns.

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The idea behind "Terminator" is great and the flick would be very entertaining if there weren't the drawbacks of the mediocre acting and some SFX that just look rubbish and laughable: who did that poor job of Arnold's Mask over the skeleton when he tries to repair himself? And what's up with the weak performance of the lead actress?

Besides it is fun to watch and it is the start of one of the best movie series after all!

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